Word Nerd

Word Nerd

Dispatches From the Games, Grammar, and Geek Underground

Book - 2015
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"Explores anagrams, palindromes, the highest-scoring Scrabble plays of all time, [and] the birth of the World Scrabble Championship, as well as many of the more colorful figures that inhabit this subculture. Die-hard word fans will find ... tips on how top players see their boards and racks to come up with the best play, how they prepare, and the psychology of tournament competition. Those uninitiated in the mysteries of Scrabble mania will find a ... memoir about all the fun people have with language and how words shape our lives and culture in unexpected ways"--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: New York : Liverlight Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780871407733
0871407736
Branch Call Number: 793.734 WIL
Characteristics: 216 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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